Tengiz ABULADZE
Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ
Tenguiz ABOULADZE
USSR, 1967, 77mn 
Black and white, fiction
Molba
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Мольба

 

 Supplication

 L'Incantation

Other titles : Vedreba
 
Directed by : Tengiz ABULADZE (Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Tengiz ABULADZE (Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ), Rezo KVESELAVA (Резо КВЕСЕЛАВА), Anzor SALUKVADZE (Анзор САЛУКВАДЗЕ)
 
Cast
Tengiz ARCHVADZE (Тенгиз АРЧВАДЗЕ) ...Alouda
Spartak BAGASHVILI (Спартак БАГАШВИЛИ) ...Khvtissia
Ramaz CHKHIKVADZE (Рамаз ЧХИКВАДЗЕ) ...Matsil
Larisa DANILINA (Лариса ДАНИЛИНА) ...Voix
Rusudan KIKNADZE (Русудан КИКНАДЗЕ) ...Deva
Irakli UCHANEISHVILI (Ираклий УЧАНЕЙШВИЛИ) ...Voix
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr ANTIPENKO (Александр АНТИПЕНКО)
Production design : Revaz MIRZASHVILI (Реваз МИРЗАШВИЛИ)
Music : Nodar GABUNIYA (Нодар ГАБУНИЯ)
Sound : Mikhail NIZHARADZE (Михаил НИЖАРАДЗЕ)
Companies : Grouzia-Film
Release Date in Russia : 1968
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

Awards :
Premier prix au Festival du film d'auteur de San-Remo, 1974

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico

Plot synopsis
Based on the poems «Aluda Ketelauri«, «Guest and Host» by Vazha Pshavela (translated by Nikolai Zabolotsky). The devil Matsil, the Khevsur Khvtisia and the beautiful Maiden are having an argument about man, death and immortality, good and evil. Life alternately confirms and disproves their judgments. The strife between Khevsurs and Kistins, laws of blood feud claim human lives. Indifference gives rise to thoughts of the pointlessness of human existence, selfless devotion adds power and strengthens hopes. Evil does not yield to good but to conscience.
Source : www.moscowfilmfestival.ru
 

commentaries
Тенгиз Абдуладзе: Путь к "Покаянию", Margarita KVASNETSKAYA, Культурная революция, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Festival ''East-West'', Die (France), 2006